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William Ferdinand FODOR and family
Posted by: Robert Brown Date: May 13, 2000 at 02:47:58
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William Ferdinand Fodor appears to have been born about 1823 and in the late 1850's married a widow Georgina Menzies ( nee de la Hayde ) They may have lived in Russia in the 1860's but are known to have assisted the household of Princess Eugenie ( Napoleon III's wife ) in the early stages of her exile in England at Camden House, Chislehurst. He was killed [1870] in a raod accident when his horse took fright. His wife and two of the three children ( George F. [ Born c1860 ] and Helen [ B c1866 ], together with a daughter Helen [ B 1832 ] from the first marriage ) later left for New Zealand. Another daughter Constantine stayed in England ? or Europe ?
George F Fodor was my grandfather - he was an artist of note in NZ for his horse paintings. He married, had three daughters and left the family and went I think to Melbourne Australia, where he probably died. He painted horse portraits etc largely in Victoria, Aust.
Can anyone help with information about any of the family especially William Ferdinand FODOR who may have been a minor diplomat _ ? Austrian or ? French OR of his wife.

?? Could his father have been the
Alexandre Charles Fortune FODOR
awarded "The Saint Helene's Medal" by Napoleon III for service to Napoleon I ?
Any assistance would be welcome -
thanks, Robert Brown, Auckland, New Zealand


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